Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

CRIME

Police: Alabama man thought Detroit airport scanner wouldn't find knife following earlier exam

A man arrested after Detroit airport security agents found a knife concealed inside a shoe in his carry-on luggage told police he believed he wasn't breaking the law because the weapon had already passed Transportation Security Administration screening at an airport in Alabama.

The 38-year-old suspect's statement is contained in an airport police investigative report obtained by The Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request.

According to the report, a TSA screener says he discovered "an artfully concealed knife" in the lining of the shoe on July 6.

The man told police the same knife, similarly concealed, had not been "discovered or confiscated by the TSA" July 3 at the Huntsville, Alabama, airport.

Prosecutor's spokeswoman Maria Miller said Friday the suspect hasn't been charged.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.96% dw 4.12%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.13% dw 3.14%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.29% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.11% dw 3.25%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.60% dw 3.61%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.65% dw 4.67%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.02% dw 4.04%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.97% dw 5.00%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.33% dw 4.36%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.33% dw 4.36%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.69% dw 2.70%  
36 M Used Graph 3.18% dw 3.19%  
48 M New Graph 3.02% dw 3.03%  
48 M Used Graph 2.91% -- 2.91%  
60 M New Graph 3.07% -- 3.07%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.38% dw 0.39%  
1 yr Graph 0.70% -- 0.70%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% -- 1.50%